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Urge incontinence is the loss of urine when you have a strong desire to urinate and are unable to reach a bathroom in time. The urge is a signal that it is time to urinate. Your goal is to maintain bladder control until you reach a toilet. A normally functioning bladder can wait until the appropriate opportunity to empty, an unstable bladder can not.
Urge Suppression is a way to help control the sudden urge to urinate so that going to the bathroom is not an emergency. Rushing to the bathroom is the worst thing you can do as it actually causes bladder irritability to increase and interferes with your ability to concentrate on controlling your bladder.
When the urgency strikes, you should use the "urge suppression" technique to help maintain control.
Remember: Going to the bathroom is not an emergency!
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